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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Columbia is a town in New York with a population of 1,555. Columbia is in Herkimer County. Living in Columbia offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Columbia and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Columbia are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Columbia

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,125
National
$55,322
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Columbia Reviews

2 reviews
Employment was doing ok in this area. Recent law changes have some of our local companies shutting down and moving to other states. Which is affecting the economy hard.
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In this area we have a grocery store a hardware store and a gas station all the basic needs for most people. Maybe a little more costly but its worth going to them to get them open in the neighborhood. I like our quiet town.